Karnataka

PG medical seats: MCI opposes State’s notification

The Medical Council of India (MCI) on Thursday opposed a notification issued by the Karnataka government making a minimum 10-year study in the State mandatory to qualify for government seats in PG medical courses.

Appearing before a Bench led by Justice Arun Mishra, senior advocate B.P. Patil defended the eligibility condition for admission by drawing a parallel with U.P. and A.P.

But the MCI countered that PG medical seats in government colleges are limited and should not be subjected to such conditions.The Bench asked the State and the MCI to file their separate responses.

It was hearing a petition filed by Dr. Kriti Lakhina and 39 others. The petitioners asked the court to allow non-Kannadigas like them to write NEET Post Graduate - 2018. It was hearing a petition filed by Dr Kriti Lakhina and 39 others.The petitioners asked the court to allow non-Kannadigas like them to write NEET Post Graduate - 2018.

The court assured them that it would do everything to protect their best interests.

The petitioners said the eligibility condition is violative of their fundamental right to life and equality and is discriminative

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